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Unique Houseboat On Dry Lot Perfect Romantic Getaway Or Family Friendly

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday house boat in Riviera Village - Maggie's Houseboat

This 2/1 accommodates 6 people and has room in front to park your boat (extra $)

Maggie’s houseboat features 1 bedroom, a converted loft upstairs and 1 bath. The master bedroom is downstairs along with a single bathroom. Upstairs you will find a relaxing loft (no door). This open space features a comfortable daybed that sleeps 2 when opened. You will find plenty of books to read, VHS and DVD to watch on a 40" flat panel TV, and a wide selection of CD to listen to if all you want to do is relax. And for some further relaxation, enjoy your own nook. You can also take a nap outside in the sundeck, since we have beautiful weather all year round.

Back downstairs, enjoy watching a 40” flat panel TV on a comfortable sofa, which opens up to a queen size bed. For your enjoyment, you have the option of watching cable, VHS, DVDs or playing games on our Wii console. For those of you who enjoy cooking, you have a full equipped kitchen or simply use the outside BBQ grill. You can either eat outside in your private gazebo or stay inside and enjoy our dining area. You will find that our houseboat has everything you could possibly need inside and outside the house. All you need to do is bring your toothbrush and your clothes. We will handle the rest.

Enjoy your stay!!!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Vivian Calzadilla
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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About Vivian Calzadilla

We are 2 sisters that just enjoy having fun out in the sun and relaxing every chance we get.

Vivian Calzadilla purchased this house boat in 2012

Why Vivian Calzadilla chose Key Largo

My sister and I found that just about every weekend we were driving to the Keys from Miami. We did this for about a year when we decided why not purchase a home here. We now have 2 homes in the Keys and we would love for you to share the same great moments we have been experiencing for the past few years.

What makes this house boat unique

It's a great place to get away and just relax. Very peaceful. It is close to everything restaurants, bars, activities, beach, boat ramp. Beautiful sunsets. You will want to stay here forever.


based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Unique Houseboat On Dry Lot Perfect Romantic Getaway Or Family Friendly
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

Didn't live up to the expectations created from the listing and photos.

  • 1 of 5

Part of the reason I booked this property was how inviting the yard looked, but we were very disappointed. All the furniture was very weather worn and almost all of it was structurally unsound. The hammock pictured in the add was broken by other renters and there for not available. The key to the marina and picnic area at the end of the street supposedly at our disposal was lost by other renters and also not available. There were ants in the kitchen and palmetto bugs in the downstairs bedroom. On the bright side, the renters were very nice and replied immediately via text with any questions we had. The beds were very comfortable, and the boat house itself was charming and unique. But we would not book it again and would not recommend it to people of healthy size, tall or wide. We left not feeling as though we got what we expected or paid for.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Renting a vacation home can be something you didn't bargain for and I think we can all agree on that. Pictures sometimes don't give it justice or sometimes they can create an illusion. My sister and I take immense pride in making our guests’ vacation a memorable one. We decorate our houses in a style that's simple, yet chic and very comfortable for our guests to enjoy. Our houses are decorated with natural finishes to give it an inviting, yet fun island flare. With that said, we would like to provide clarification on some of these issues. Outdoor furniture does get weather worn. This is unavoidable as it rains constantly in the Keys, especially throughout summer. However, rest assured that all outdoor furniture are safe to sit, relax or just lay in. The hammock was removed for safety reasons. We intended to replace it, but unfortunately it was not in time for all our outdoorsy guests. The Marina key, is not part of the rental agreement, but an extra perk for guests who rent with a boat at an extra charge. We gladly allow our guests to enjoy the walk thru the park and the sunsets at no charge. The key to the Marina was lost by the previous guests and it takes Association approval to replace, which we are in the process. The Florida Keys is a beautiful natural habitat and, yes there are bugs and pesky friends that can inadvertently sneak into the house when opening doors or windows. This is unavoidable and out of our control, especially if food is left unopened, but rest assure that we take all measures to control any undesirable friends without hurting Mother Nature and its local inhabitants such as butterflies, bees and some necessary creatures that contribute to our eco system. We are truly sorry that you did not enjoy your stay. We take reviews and comments extremely serious and we will do everything possible to improve ourselves. We encourage our guests to advise us of anything that can be remedied during their stay. We find that communication is the best methodology to a good relationship between our guests and ourselves. We know that if you give us another opportunity we can make your next stay a more pleasurable one. Sincerely, Maggie and Vivian
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A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

I call this place "a little piece of heaven". The house boat was everything and more than I expected. I just wanted to stay inside the house, it felt so relaxing. Maggie and Vivian made the entire process pleasurable. They made me feel like family. I will be staying there again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great , quaint place to stay. The houseboat is spotless and has plenty of amenities

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! Maggie is easily accessible for any questions and needs. The house is spotless and has all that you would need to make this a "home away from home" We cooked in the kitchen most nights. Nice location.. near Pennekamp Park and anywhere in the Keys you want to see. The backyard is fabulous! Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This Houseboat exceeded our Expectations...

  • 5 of 5

Maggie was a pleasure and very accommodating to work with. There were 4 of us (my two teenage sons, my wife and I), and everything was just like Maggie said it would be! She was just a text away when we had a question, but everything was so conveniently laid out and explained in the Guidebook, so we only had one or two.

The location was very convenient to everything, including to our Dive Shop (Quiessence) and to some amazing food (my favorite was Mrs. Mac's for the seafood and the key lime pie)!

I'd recommend this dry-docked houseboat to anyone visiting the Florida Keys -- also very economical. And the air conditioning made it feel so good to come home.

When we go back we'll definitely stay at the Houseboat again.

Thanks Maggie!

--Daniel & Leah & Jacob & Logan

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house boat! It became our home away from home! I slept so well in the master bedroom. The hostesses were great! They provided snack, water, and most importantly valuable information. They were never more than a text away to answer questions about the house and location! They told us about the great restuarants near by. We spent out days out exploring and spent a couple of days diving. It was a perfect trip!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique experience for a holiday weekend.

  • 5 of 5

Maggie was amazing and responsive. The house is quaint, qwirky and unique. We loved it. Definitely a good experience. Used it as base camp for our dive weekend. Close to many docks for dive trips.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Jimmy Johnson's Big Chill
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Village Green Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Overseas Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
John Pennekamp

There is a wide variety of activities in key largo ranging from swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming with dolphins to sight-seeing within minutes from our houseboat.

John pennekamp coral reef state park

Dolphin cove

Dolphins plus

African queen canal cruise

Key largo hammocks state botanical site

Marine lab undersea laboratory

Kiffney’s firearms & indoor range

Snorkeling & scuba diving sites: spiegel grove, uscg duane, grecian rocks, molasses reef, benwood wreck, north dry rocks, uscg bibb, key largo undersea park, cayman salvage master,

Florida keys visitor center (stop by)

Tavernier (13 miles away) village green golf course

Famous tiki bar in isla morada (18 miles away)

Marathon beach about 45 minutes away

Key west about 1.5 hours away


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house boat in Riviera Village, Upper Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer Event 4
6 Sep 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving Holiday
19 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas Holiday
17 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £409
Housekeeping Fee £123
Property Damage Protection £48

Housekeeping Fees vary. Upto 3 Nights $110.00, upto 6 Nights $150.00, Upto 15 nights $175.00, 30 Nights or more $200.00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat in Riviera Village in Upper Florida Keys

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 789 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom has a shower not a tub. We provide hair dryer, curlers, bath towels, soap, shampoo and conditioner.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Daybed opens to a King Size Bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master bedroom has a Queen size bed fitting 2 people. Bedroom 2 upstairs is an open small loft (no door) and has a daybed that opens up to a King size bed. Can actually sleep 3. Sofabed in living is a queen size with a 3" topper and can sleep 2.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
This houseboat has a little bit of everything for everyone...

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